According to La Provence, Samir Nasri’s transfer to Arsenal will be finaised in the next few days. I expect this transfer was put on hold for Euro 2008 and it was widely expected that Nasri would sign on for us after France were out of the tournament.
La Provence ran an article about Marseilles transfer ambitions and mentioned this:
“In a few days, the departure of Nasri with Arsenal will be made official, considerably reducing the wage bill of the club.”
This makes sense in the context of Marseilles tranfers, because they are rumoured to be after Ben Arfa, and transfer money from Nasri, as well as a lower wage bill would free them up in the transfer market.
Hopefully this will go through in the next few weeks, it’s always enjoyable to see a new signing, but I won’t be hysterical if it all turns out to be rumour!
Update 0140 hours 19 June:
Even the BBC is running it!